Report a Found Pet

If you see a pet roaming without an owner, you can contact your local Animal Control Agency and notify them of the pet’s description and location.


Did you find a lost pet wearing a Jeffco pet license? Using the tag number, you can search for the pet’s family here:

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If you have found a pet that does not have a license or tags, please bring it to your nearest veterinary clinic or shelter so that it can be scanned for a microchip.

If no microchip is found, you can place the animal in the care of the nearest shelter that accepts stray pets. Owners are more likely to search for their missing pet at the shelter closest to their home, so it is important not to take the pet far from the area it was found.

If you found the pet within Jefferson County, you can place it in the care of Foothills Animal Shelter. Click here for hours and directions. Or, you might choose to keep the animal at your home while searching for the pet’s owner. If you are interested possibly adopting the pet you have found, it is still very important to first give the original owner a chance to claim the pet.

To help in your search for the pet’s owner, you can go door-to-door and speak with neighbors, post “found pet” flyers in your area, post “found pet” ads in online sources such as CraigsList.org, post ads in local papers.

You can also complete the form via the link below to be posted on the Lost & Found Pets page of our Shelter’s website:

Fill Out a Found Pet Report >>